I, Afrikaner

i_afrikaner

Directed by: Annalet Steenkamp

South Africa

2013

93 min

Filmed over nine years, I, Afrikaner is a difficult and intensely personal portrait of a family trapped in unresolvable conflicts with the changing world around them. Exploring the attitudes, experiences and emotions of four generations of ‘boere’ as they forge a future in an uncertain landscape, the film negotiates deftly, and with immense subtlety, issues of whiteness in rural post-apartheid South Africa. Each generational character is representative of an era – past, present or future. Set against the context of the highly contentious issue of land ownership, the film depicts both a literal and figurative battle for ownership of space.

Afrikaans, Sesotho with English subtitles

Source : Durban International Film Festival and Afri Docs